Chang Hwei-Lan used to be the assistant professor of Department of Architecture of Kao Yuan University and head of Art Center of Kao Yuan University. She graduated from Université de Toulouse-Le Mirail (France) where she majored in plastic arts, and also obtained her MFA in plastic arts there. Then, she had further education in Option Art at École supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Toulouse where she was awarded Diplôme National Supérieur Expression Plastique by Ministry of Culture in France. She also had DESS d’Arts Appliques—La couleur dans les projets d’environnement (troisième sicle) in Université de Toulouse Le-Mirail.
In her work, Chang often uses different properties of space as the media in her work and applies various materials and skills. She has launched over ten solo exhibitions and over forty significant group exhibitions in museums, an art center in a university, art galleries, alternative exhibition spaces, and outdoor spaces in Taiwan and overseas. She has also been funded several times by the National Culture and Arts Foundation. For her curatorial work, she is committed to certain topics such as: art in everyday spaces, art in community spaces, the repurposing of unused space, the culture survey of military dependents’ villages, and interdisciplinary art. In addition, since 1999, she has focused on the unique spiritual, social, and environmental features of different locations as a way to create themes for creation and curation; she has does so in spaces such as the Kio-A-Thau Sugar Refinery and art centers of universities.
So far, she has been the curator for more than forty exhibitions and performances. In recent years, after a residency at the Taipei Artist Village Treasure Hill, she has dedicated herself to the community redevelopment project of National Museum of Marine Science and Technology in Keelung, and published The Fluid Colour of Badouzi Island. In 2013, she returned to her hometown, Taoyuan, and from 2012 to 2016, she devoted herself to the establishment of Art Matsu Village in Chungli, artist residency programs, and the activation and operation of the Taoyuan military dependents’ village.